ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-038

Date Created : 10/05/2005


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children 2005 Annual Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Ms. Jenny Barber

Phone Number:


The Annual Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center November 9 -11, 2005.  This event is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Office.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Collaboration”.  Featured speakers include Richard Villa, Don Bailey, Diana Henry, and Jim Miller.  Pre-conference sessions on November 9 are co-sponsored by Arkansas Division of Early Childhood and The Arkansas Council for Administrators of Special Education.   The conference includes sessions and strands encompassing current applications of research in Co-Teaching, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Childhood Special Education, Genetics, Finance and Administration, Program Supervision, Behavioral Interventions, and Sensory Integration.  Generous participation by Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education and many university staff members will provide current information on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization, case law, Medicaid, Catastrophic Funding, and teacher recruitment.  Conference sessions are appropriate for regular and special educators, school administrators, parents, and therapy providers.

Join Arkansas CEC for the 2005 conference and enjoy high quality professional development and networking opportunities.  Many vendors will be available; some vendors will be providing discounts for purchase orders presented at the conference.

Please see the attached conference registration and daily schedules.  Purchase orders will not be accepted for registration fees.  For further information, contact Jenny Barber at 479-967-6025 or .


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